a bar of cast iron used as a sample for the batch to which it belongs.
the hearing and determining of a dispute or the settling of differences between parties by a person or persons chosen or agreed to by them: Rather than risk a long strike, the union and management agreed to arbitration. International Law. the application of judicial methods to the settlement of international disputes. a comedy (c300 b.c.) […]
a person chosen to decide a dispute or settle differences, especially one formally empowered to examine the facts and decide the issue. Historical Examples Arbiter elegantiarum—The arbitrator of elegances; 25 the master of the ceremonies. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood He occupied all governmental offices, and was […]
. the act of ; . the decision or sentence pronounced by an arbiter. the power of absolute and final decision. Historical Examples I will not abide by the arbitrement of a Pope who has dared to affix a curse upon freedom. Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton Expect no more Sanction of warning voice or sign […]
. n. late 14c., from Anglo-French arbitrour, Old French arbitreor (13c.), from Old French arbitrer (see arbitrage).